Cover:A fun cover. One of my favorite.Good thing it's a Gem hides underneath.A coca-cola type bottle filed with blood and slurped up with a...moreMy thoughts
Cover:A fun cover. One of my favorite.Good thing it's a Gem hides underneath.A coca-cola type bottle filed with blood and slurped up with a straw. The pun with the title is genius.Bravo to the designers.
Book:DSL[drink,slay,love] was in my first ever Simon & Schuster Galley grab and the first time i saw it. So glad i downloaded and read it. A true gem[for me at least]
Late at night! Some vamps in hip modern clothes[what? teens are hip nowadays] are on the prowl. Pearl Sage Rose,a teen vamp among them. The others call it a nigh when dawn draws nearer.Pearl says she will be home soon and lingers further,She scenes something.Something strange appears ; A < majestic radiant beast. Is she hallucinating? No she's not it's real and charging towards her. Stabs her in the heart. Nothing is noticeable at first but she is changing inside slowly but surely she develops a conscious and her skin does not turn into ash in sunlight
Something perilous is in preparation to happen and it breaks her heart! What to do? How will she save her newly found friends and classmates
DSL begins at the start of a new school year
I <3 Pearl whole heartily. She's mean, cruel and sarcastic but she changes and she 's now between mean and kind, cruel and nice, not evil but not entirely good either , still sarcastic and witty and definitely still but-kicking. I would totally date her./ What i like those kind of galls!!i'ma dude btw!! She's Gothic how cool is that. But be careful when meeting the FAMILY[ Bwha ha ha ... choking ...need air .air lol/failed evil laugh] Totally got hooked and emotionally attached to her right from the start ^_^. She aint no disney damsel in distress or waiting for her prince charming. But finds the beginning of Love/Amor at the end. Don't let her go DUDE.lol
A other outstanding character that has a prominent role is Evan. He writes poetry [if i remember correctly he don't judge me i read in September 0'11] caring, kind and model son every parent who'd wish for but scarred i think?!
Matt and Zach , two wannabe vamp hunters are hilarious and really uplifting the mood of somewhat dreary parts of this book
Other outstanding characters the classmates well most of them Bethany her ooh soo perky BFF Evan's parents[ awesome parental figures] Pearl's clan and neighboring clans
The writing was fast and quick. In no way felt detached to Pearl. My favorite scenes where; Pearl meets Evan after he nearly run her over and she thinks ; Why do humans talk so much and why is he so kind to me
The other one is when Pearl the library and sees the sunlight shining trough the beautiful colored windows on that same morning she meets Evan
DSl is told in 1st person narrative and in Pearls pov. I ENJOYED the reading experience and can't wait to read Miss Durst other stand-alone novels. I highly recommend this
Cover: Requested it right after I saw it on netgalley. Looked it up on Goodreads and saw a Uk cover I think. First loved that version but the Us start...moreCover: Requested it right after I saw it on netgalley. Looked it up on Goodreads and saw a Uk cover I think. First loved that version but the Us started to grow on me and its now the better of the two [us cover]
Book: This is about Will, above 700 year old vampire but he looks like a 16 year old teenager. He hates the word vampire prefers the term Living Dead. He sleeps decades at a at a time reminds. He finds it to be a disease. And hate the being who did this to him.
I could have finished it, had 100 pages left but forgot about it while reading a other book and it expired. I often read two books at a time. Downloaded it again, started but could not get past page 50. Don’t know why.
It’s not that will is not likeable, gentle men like at times and not shimmering [I know a hint to twilight again] But did not feel attached to him or the girl he meets when he awakes in the 21 century after having 30 ish or more years of rest.
I did like the atmosphere and anecdotes of him in the past centuries. The front used made it very journal like. In a couple of centuries he liked a girl but a happy ending in all of them. Don’t know if the 21th century girl falls in love with him, did not finished it. There were signs of maybe a romance.
The enemy was a ENEMY. Those scenes were intense and you felt the atmosphere in the book. This is book 1 of the Trilogy and don't really know if i'll read book 2.A couple of people liked it on goodreads.
Egmont USA has been extremely gracious in allowing me to read a copy of this novel, via Netgalley, prior to its release on September 27, 2011.(less)